Globe and Mail – Canada

Kosovo police begin manhunt after Serb politician shot dead

Assailants opened fire on Oliver Ivanovic, 64, close to the offices of his political party in Mitrovica

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:41 pm

EU still open to Britain changing mind on Brexit: officials

‘Our hearts are still open to you,’ says European Council President Donald Tusk as new debate arises on possible second Brexit referendum

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:25 pm

Pope, in Chile, begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

Francis expresses ‘pain and shame’ that some of Chile’s pastors had sexually abused children in their care

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 12:47 pm

Researchers find 300-year-old book fragments from pirate Blackbeard’s ship

Researchers have discovered shreds of paper bearing legible printing that somehow survived three centuries underwater on sunken vessel

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 12:32 pm

U.S. veteran sues hospital over scalpel allegedly left inside him after surgery

Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 12:03 pm

Days after Hawaii error, Japan issues false alarm about missile launch

An alert was sent out by public broadcaster NHK urging people to take shelter, but was corrected several minutes later

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 11:53 am

Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

A chunk of one ridge about the size of 24 football fields is expected to break off above Union Gap

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 11:50 am

News 24 – South Africa | Two dead in suspected gas blast in Belgium’s Antwerp: police

Belgian rescuers found two dead bodies at the site of a powerful suspected gas explosion in the port city of Antwerp that also injured 14 people, police say.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:00 pm | Trump goes after the Democrat who surfaced his immigration remark

US President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Senator Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 1:59 pm | Xi tells Trump there have been ‘positive changes’ in North Korea

Chinese president Xi Jinping has told his US counterpart Donald Trump that there have been “positive changes” on the Korean peninsula, state media says following a phone call between the two leaders.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 11:55 am | King children criticise Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached marked the federal King holiday criticising the president for disparaging remarks about African countries he is said to have made.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 10:22 am | UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

UAE claims Qatari fighter jets intercepted 2 of its commercial airliners in international airspace; Qatar denies it.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 9:24 am | Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty and books

Dead men tell no tales, but there’s new evidence somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship harboured books among the booty.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 8:30 am | Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning

A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 8:19 am

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Tokyo: the latest stock market darling

Top Japanese dividend stocks are in demand for the first time in a generation, thanks to increasing profits and a cheap yen. Investors, who complain that the US stock market lacks value, are moving their money to Tokyo.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:39 pm

Refugee numbers in Germany dropped dramatically in 2017

186,644 asylum seekers were registered last year. That’s down more than 100,000 from 2016 – the Germany Interior Ministry says the massive numbers from the height of the crisis have been "overcome."

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:37 pm

Japan public TV sends false North Korean missile alert

It took the public broadcaster 10 minutes to correct the error. The false missile warning in Japan comes days after a similar incident in Hawaii sent residents scrambling for cover.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 2:35 pm

Chinese attack submarine lurking near disputed waters angers Japan

Japan’s government has reacted angrily after one of the most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarines in the Chinese navy was spotted in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea. Julian Ryall reports.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 1:33 pm

UN: Food imports needed to ‘stave off famine’ in Yemen

The UN has warned Yemen is at risk of famine, with 76 percent of the population in need of humanitarian aid. The saudi-led coalition has authorized a major port to operate, allowing supplies to reach those in need.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 12:56 pm

Denmark charges inventor with murdering journalist Kim Wall on submarine

Danish prosecutors have charged inventor Peter Madsen with murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall while on his submarine and dumping her dismembered body at sea. Prosecutors are pushing for life behind bars.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 12:48 pm

Emmanuel Macron vows not to allow Calais migrant camp repeat

French President Emmanuel Macron says France wants more money from the UK and to negotiate a better police cooperation to handle the migrants in Calais. He made the comments during a visit to the French port town.

Posted on 16 January 2018 @ 11:20 am

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